Word of the Day… August 19, 2014….

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Healthy Fear  

     The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.  —Psalm 111:10 


We all know what it is like to be gripped by fear. We all know what the sensation is like to have a shiver run down our spines, our mouths go dry, and our hair stand on end.


Fear has a close buddy known as worry, and the two often work in tandem. We can get caught up playing the what-if game: What if this happens? What if that happens? In fact, modern medical research has proved that worry can actually break down our resistance to disease—and even shorten our lives. Charles Mayo, founder of the famed Mayo Clinic, said that while he never knew anyone who died of overwork, he knew many who died of worry.


Far too often we are afraid of the wrong things in life, but we aren’t afraid of the right things—or perhaps I should say the right One. We don’t fear God. Yet the Bible tells us the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.


But what does that mean? First, let me tell you what it doesn’t mean. To fear God doesn’t mean cowering in terror before Him. Rather, the fear of God has been properly defined as a wholesome dread of displeasing Him. So if I have sinned, it is not the fear of what God will do to me but the fear of what I have done to Him. That is what it is to fear the Lord.
The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear Him, you fear nothing else. On the other hand, if you don’t fear God, then you fear everything else. Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! 

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Word of the Day… August 17, 2014….

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Sunday Listening,

 Part One

by Charles R. Swindoll

The Lord said to me, ‘They have spoken well.  I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.  Deuteronomy 18:17-19


Most of us were born hearing well, but all of us must learn to listen well. Listening is a skill, an art that is in need of being cultivated.
Dr. Ralph Nichols, considered by many to be an authority on the subject, believes that we think four, perhaps five, times faster than we talk. This means that if a speaker utters one hundred twenty words a minute, the audience thinks at about five hundred words a minute. That difference offers a strong temptation to listeners to take mental excursions … to think about last night’s bridge game or tomorrow’s sales report or the need to get that engine tune-up before next weekend’s trip to the mountains … then phase back into the speaker’s talk.


Research at the University of Minnesota reveals that in listening to a ten-minute talk, hearers operate at only a twenty-eight percent efficiency. And the longer the talk, the less we understand, the less we track with our ears what somebody’s mouth is saying. That could be downright frightening to guys like me who preach from forty to fifty minutes a crack! That also explains why some wag has described preaching as “the fine art of talking in someone else’s sleep.”


Good communication is tricky business. We are all busy people with heavy mental anchors dragging across our brains at every waking moment. It’s hard work for any preacher to seize our attention, then hold it for an extended period of time—-especially since we can think so much faster than he can talk.


Which brings up the seldom-mentioned secret of a good sermon. Aside from God’s vital part in the whole thing, there are two crucial ingredients that make it happen. First, the one who speaks must speak well.

Second, the one who listens must listen well. Neither is automatic. Both are hard work. I should also add that just because a Bible is open and religious words are being tossed around, there is no magical spell of sustained interest guaranteed. And difficult as it may be for us preachers to accept this, sincerity in the heart is no excuse for being dry, dull, and boring in the pulpit.


But let’s think about the pew for a change. What can be done by the listener to keep the sermon interesting? Instead of thinking about how the preacher could improve, let’s turn to the flip side and consider how we could improve our listening skills. I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day.  God bless you!!! 

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Your Love Guard me Through The Night…..

TONIGHT I Pray that you realize what a mighty GOD we serve!!!   There is nothing too difficult for Him.  I pray that you realize He uses weak ones like us to accomplish His purposes.  That your weakness is designed to open you up to HIS powers!!!!   Walk in HIS glory and do not fear your limitations or the days demands against your strength.  For it is when we trust in Him with all of our heart, mind and spirit that He will see us through each challenging situation.  Our Lord is not a careless GOD.  When He allows difficulties to come into our lives He will equip us to fully handle them.  We are never closer to God then when trials come upon us. Relax in His Presence and trust in His strength to bring us through every storm. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥  http://dlvr.it/6dbThm

Your Love Guard Me through The Night….


I Pray TONIGHT for an increase in revelation knowledge, wisdom and understanding. You will walk in supernatural favor and be anointed by the Most High God! I bind every spirit of rejection, failure and defeat over your life, your family, your finances and your calling! You will be blessed in everything the Lord has assigned you to do! I break any fear, intimidation and anxiety that holds you back from fulfilling your dream and destiny in the name of Jesus! BE BLESSED! Amen and Amen….  I Love you all… God bless you!!!♥♥♥  http://dlvr.it/6ckNw7

Word Of The Day… August 14, 2014….

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Sunday Listening,

Part One

by Charles R. Swindoll

The Lord said to me, ‘They have spoken well.  I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.  It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.  Deuteronomy 18:17-19

Most of us were born hearing well, but all of us must learn to listen well. Listening is a skill, an art that is in need of being cultivated.
Dr. Ralph Nichols, considered by many to be an authority on the subject, believes that we think four, perhaps five, times faster than we talk. This means that if a speaker utters one hundred twenty words a minute, the audience thinks at about five hundred words a minute. That difference offers a strong temptation to listeners to take mental excursions … to think about last night’s bridge game or tomorrow’s sales report or the need to get that engine tune-up before next weekend’s trip to the mountains … then phase back into the speaker’s talk.


Research at the University of Minnesota reveals that in listening to a ten-minute talk, hearers operate at only a twenty-eight percent efficiency. And the longer the talk, the less we understand, the less we track with our ears what somebody’s mouth is saying. That could be downright frightening to guys like me who preach from forty to fifty minutes a crack! That also explains why some wag has described preaching as “the fine art of talking in someone else’s sleep.”


Good communication is tricky business. We are all busy people with heavy mental anchors dragging across our brains at every waking moment. It’s hard work for any preacher to seize our attention, then hold it for an extended period of time—-especially since we can think so much faster than he can talk.


Which brings up the seldom-mentioned secret of a good sermon. Aside from God’s vital part in the whole thing, there are two crucial ingredients that make it happen. First, the one who speaks must speak well.

Second, the one who listens must listen well. Neither is automatic. Both are hard work. I should also add that just because a Bible is open and religious words are being tossed around, there is no magical spell of sustained interest guaranteed. And difficult as it may be for us preachers to accept this, sincerity in the heart is no excuse for being dry, dull, and boring in the pulpit.

But let’s think about the pew for a change. What can be done by the listener to keep the sermon interesting? Instead of thinking about how the preacher could improve, let’s turn to the flip side and consider how we could improve our listening skills.


Any ideas? We’ll talk about a few tomorrow.  I hope that you enjoy this!  have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!

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Your Love Guard me Through The Night…..


Tonight I Pray that each of us make Jesus the focal point in our lives for security, our hearts and our minds so that we can stay close to the Lord in these last days when there is so much in the world to infect us. I Pray that as we trust the Lord in this, He will bring us to the place in our lives where we can have a conscious dependence on Him for every part of our lives. So that we can live IN Him!   I pray that we truly realize just who our Lord is The Prince of Peace and no matter what this world throws out on us we can still rest in the Peace of our Lord!!!  I pray His blessings over each one of you as you rest in the light of His love and grow strong in His Presence knowing nothing can happen to us that He doesn’t allow.  I pray that as you read His Word that you grow strong in faith and stand on the Supernatural Promises that He gives us in His Word.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love You All!!!  God bless you!!!! http://dlvr.it/6cGdhR

Your Love Guard me Through The Night…..


I Pray TONIGHT you experience the love and Presence of God in an unprecedented way! That you will KNOW HIM - personally and intimately! Let the love of God crush every seed of rejection, anger, bitterness, and resentment in the name of Jesus! I pray that All blockage to your spiritual, emotional and physical release is being broken right now! I pray the Wind of God blow away all debris that causes clutter in your spirit and soul!  I pray that He give you a real insatiable hunger for His Word so that you can grow as a mighty man or woman of God!!!  I pray that you be RENEWED RIGHT NOW THOUGH HIS HOLY SPIRIT!! In JESUS name I Pray, Amen and Amen…  I Love you all!!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6bhgJ4

Word Of The Day… August 12, 2014…


Why Worry?by Skip Heitzig 
Have you ever seen a worried bird? Sweating, ringing its little claws, saying, “Honey, the rent on this nest is getting astronomical”?
Jesus said, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matt. 6:25-26).
Notice the command in these verses: “Do not worry.” The way it was written in the original Greek means to stop an action that is already going on. It’s as if Jesus said, “I know most of you folks out there are worrying, so stop it. Stop being weighed down by anxious thoughts. Look at the birds….”
You have a God who promises to take care of you. You know why? He is your Father (see Matt. 6:6, 8-9). God is not the birds’ Father; He is their Creator. You, on the other hand, have a relationship with Him as both one who is created and one who is His child. If your Father feeds the birds, don’t you think your Father is going to take care of you?
“Which of you by worrying can add one cubit [18 inches] to his stature?” (v. 27). The NIV says, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” You’re not going to add to your life—or your height—by worrying about it. In fact, you’ll probably live less; studies say that stress will shorten your life.
“So why do you worry about clothing?” (v. 28). Tuck that away in your mind for the next time you go to the store. “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these” (vv. 28-29). If you’ve ever been to Israel in the spring, you’ll know that the wildflowers there are amazing. Yet, these wildflowers blossom and dry up a couple of days later. In Jesus’ time, they were picked up and used as fuel in bread ovens.
“Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry…. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things” (vv. 30-32). What were you worried about exactly one year ago today? Some of you will be able to answer that because of an immense trial you were in. But I would wager that most of you are not able to give a clear answer. Now you understand: worrying is a fruitless activity. Why bother engaging in it?
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (v. 33). In other words, Jesus said, “Here’s the deal. Just seek Me and My kingdom first, and I’ll give you everything you need.” That’s a great deal. That’s a great exchange. Redirect your energy from worrying about your life to working for God’s kingdom. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (v. 34). Blessed is the one who is too busy in the day to worry and too sleepy at night to do the same. Work for God. Serve the Lord. Expend your energy for eternal things and fall asleep in peace.
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Your Love Guard me Through The Night

Tonight I pray that you see yourselves only through the eyes of the Lord and not those of other people. Realize that it is nearly impossible to discern what others actually think of you. Moreover, their views of you are variable: subject to each viewer’s spiritual, emotional, and physical condition. The major problem with letting others define you is that it borders on idolatry. I pray that you realize that when you desire to please others it dampens your desire to please the Lord your creator. Tonight take that step in faith and see yourself through the eyes of the One who created you. His gaze upon you is steady and sure, untainted by sin. It is through His eyes you can see yourself as one who is deeply, eternally loved. Rest in His loving gaze, and you will receive His deep peace. I pray you respond to His loving Presence by worshiping Him Spirit and Truth. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I love you all… God bless you!!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6ZfQMN

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….


TONIGHT I pray that you take all of your weakness and give it to Jesus.  In return He will give you HIS peace.  Realize that He is with you and for you and that you face nothing alone!!!  I claim all of HIS great power into your lives!  He is the Creator of the universe yet He chooses to make His home in each of our hearts.  I pray the Holy Spirit will quiet your mind so that you can hear His still small voice within you….  He speaks continually to all of us His words of Joy, Peace, Comfort, Life and Love.  Tune your heart to receive all of the messages of abundant blessings.  I Pray you lay all of your requests before Him and be still and allow His Spirit to move mightily in your life!!!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen…  I love you all!!!  God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6ZBXqb

Your Love Guard Me Through The Night….


TONIGHT I pray supernatural provision for every area of your life! The Lord is your supplier… God has unlimited supplies. The only thing that limits Him is our ability to receive. I break the spirit of poverty, lack and every blockage holding back your harvest is broken by the blood of Jesus! You are blessed in your spirit, body and soul! Your relationships will flourish and prosper by the hand of God! He fills you with His love and goodness! WALK IN HIS GRACE! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen..  I love you all!!!   God bless you!!!♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6YnKvx

Word Of The Day… August 8, 2014…

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Divinely Redirected

The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  —Philippians 4:7


God sometimes will use different ways to show us when we are out of His will. One is by giving us His peace when we are in His will and removing it when we are outside of it. The Bible tells us, “Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts” (Colossians 3:15 NLT). Another translation says, “And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state]” (AMP).


Umpires aren’t always the most popular people at baseball games because not everyone agrees with the calls they make. The umpire is there to say, “Safe!” and “Out!” The peace of God can act as a spiritual umpire. Perhaps you can think of certain situations, such as a party you went to, a relationship you were involved in, or a place you were going, and suddenly there was a lack of peace, almost like spiritual agitation deep inside. That might have been God saying no.


Another way the Lord sometimes directs us is by closing a door. By that I mean, there are situations in our lives when circumstances just don’t work. Maybe you set out on a big trip, only to get three flat tires. You were trying to do a certain thing when something went wrong, rendering your plan impossible.


Sometimes God can even redirect us through sickness. It has stopped me on a few occasions. However it is that the Lord may direct you, remember that it may be in a different way than you wanted to go. But God has His will. And God has His timing. This was a great devotional from Pastor Greg today!!!  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! 

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